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Q: Foreigner/Expat friendly real estate agents in Hefei

Hi everyone,

 

I will be moving to Hefei soon and wanted to ask if anyone of you knows good real estate agencies in town which are experienced with foreigners? My Chinese is not very good, so I need someone who can speak good English and is experienced with my needs as an expat.

 

Thanks a lot in advance!

 

TTYL,

Raoul

8 years 4 weeks ago in  Housing - Hefei

 
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all real estate agents will be friendly: they will want your money with little regard to your wishes.

If you are going to work in Hefei. ask your employer for assistance to arrange something temporary beforehand so you have a place for your first few weeks.

once you are settled in, you can ask a local friend to find something long-term.

DON'T be suckered into getting an agent directly from your home country.

some of the other guy's on this forum can give you reliable web-sites to look at

raoul_duke19649:

Hi,

 

thanks for your answer I live in Beijing and wanted come to Hefe in few weeks to have a look at some appartments. Of course I could choose any agency, but it would be nice to have a recommenation by someone so I know which agency has some English speaking employees.   

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Do not ever trust an agent without being on site, next to the agent. It's common practice to ask for something at a given price, and get something only very vaguely related at a higher price. Sorrel advice is very sensible. You have been warned Wink

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They all charge you like 50-100 RMB to even go and look at the apartment. And that's every damn apartment.

Nessquick:

I have never been charged where this happen ?

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Every city in Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, etc? They refused to even let me look at the house without paying them. All these shady real estate companies. So nasty.

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So which realtor in Hefei can you recommend?

Somone with some English or foreigner experience might be good.

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I actually can't recommend anyone, sorry.

 

I'm just ranting about realtors.

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Hi,

 

thanks for all your answers. That's exactly why I am asking for recommendations. I will spend a week in Hefei end of September, to get some orientation and look at some flats. So it would be really useful to know some good realtors with some English language skills. Anyone knows somone like that? 

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